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HazWaste Central At 90 Sargent Drive Is Open For The Season!

We only accept waste on scheduled collection days.




2024 HazWaste Central Collection Schedule

All Collections are from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


June 1, 8, 15, 22 at 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven

July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven

July 27 - Woodbridge Satellite Collection at the Woodbridge Transfer Station, 89 Acorn Hill Exd

August 3, 10, 17, 24 at 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven

August 10 - Meriden Satellite Collection at the Meriden Transfer Station, 298 Evansville Avenue

September 7, 14, 21, 28 at 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven

September 28 - Fairfield Satellite Collection at Veteran's Park, 909 Reef Road

October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven

October 12 - Milford Satellite Collection at the Milford City Sanitation Department, 83 Ford Street


Register for HazWaste Central

Please pre-register for the collection event you would like to attend. Attendance to multiple collection events throughout the Hazwaste season will require registration for each visit. Please complete a separate registration form for each collection event. Click here to complete the registration form. 

What to Bring to HazWaste Central Collection Events

Every residential household can bring a maximum of 60 gallons of liquid waste and 80 pounds of solid waste per collection event. If you have more than 60 gallons or 80 pounds of waste, please register for multiple collection events and separate waste to be disposed of at multiple collection events throughout the season. If you would like to dispose of a large quantity of waste all at once, please see the Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Removal Through HazWaste Central section below. Click here for a list of all acceptable HazWaste Central items.

HazWaste Central

HazWaste Central is co-sponsored by the Regional Water Authority and the South Central Regional Council of Governments. Visiting HazWaste Central is convenient and easy because visitors never have to leave their cars, and all hazwaste is off-loaded by professionals. HazWaste Central helps residents in member towns protect local waterways and natural environments by providing a location for the appropriate and safe disposal of household hazardous waste.

HazWaste Central is provided at no cost to residents whose towns are active members of the HazWaste Central Municipal Planning Committee only. If you are a resident of a town that is not a member of the Hazwaste Central Planning Committee, please inquire about waste disposal options at


HazWaste Central Collection Events

HazWaste Central holds weekly collection events every Saturday during the HazWaste season from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Regional Water Authority headquarters located at 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT. The 2024 HazWaste season begins on Saturday, May 18, and ends on Saturday, October 26. Satellite collections are held in select member towns. Please check individual town websites for information on satellite collections.

Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Disposal Through HazWaste Central

HazWaste Central accepts requests from residents, small businesses, and municipalities for the disposal of large quantities of hazardous waste. Large-quantity hazardous waste disposal is associated with a fee. HazWaste Central’s permanent collection site is located at The South Central Regional Water Authority and is serviced by Clean Harbors Environmental and Industrial Services. Upon completion of the application, Clean Harbors Environmental and Industrial Services provides a quote according to the amount of waste for disposal.

HazWaste Central accepts large-quantity orders by appointment only during the collection season, on Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Pricing and fees are communicated to interested parties separately through a Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Disposal Pricing and Fees Letter, which is sent via e-mail by HazWaste Central personnel.

Contact HazWaste Central for more information about Large Quantity Waste Disposal at or (203)-401-2712.


Frequently Asked Question

If you want questions answered directly, feel free to contact HazWaste Central at 203-401-2712 or email For more tips, view the Your Questions Answered video series in the section below.

What if I want my containers back after the contents have been emptied?

Notify the HazWaste staff unloading your vehicle that you want to keep your gasoline or other container, and they will return them to you after decanting.

Do I need to arrive at the collection event at a certain time?

HazWaste Central collections are held from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Residents are served at the time of their arrival.

What should I do with hazardous waste during the HazWaste off-season?

You may use to find a disposal location for paint needs. Contact your local transfer station and scrap metal businesses for the disposal of certain materials that would be accepted in the associated locations. Lastly, store your waste until the HazWaste Central season reconvenes in May and be one of the first to take advantage of the collection services in the Spring.

Are collection events held rain or shine?

HazWaste Central Collections are held rain or shine. Staff members will work efficiently to unload residential vehicles for inclement weather to have the least impact on the collection event. You can check for an up-to-date list of collection event dates.

Your Questions Answered Video Series

Our household hazardous waste expert has prepared a series of videos to provide helpful information to our customers who may be cleaning their homes and locating unwanted household hazardous waste products. 

Your Questions Answered Videos